Recipes, Diet & Nutrition

May 11 2015 - 9:00 AM

3 Best Paleo Recipes

Emily Zuker

It’s no secret Paleo is one of the newest lifestyle or diet trends to sweep the nation. The Paleo diet is based off the notion that it is best for our…

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February 03 2015 - 9:00 AM

Homemade Sauerkraut

Emily Zuker

Sauerkraut is one of those polarizing foods you either love or hate. It is fermented and it has a very strong odor. Well, sauerkraut is not only a great way…

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September 22 2014 - 1:00 PM

Must Try Chocolate

Terese Lang McDonald

 It’s no secret that people are consuming more chocolate these days. In fact one source sites that collectively Americans eat 100 lbs of chocolate every second. This shouldn’t be of…

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August 07 2014 - 1:00 PM

Good and Cheap Cookbook

Marly Schuman

Did that headline catch your attention? Those aren’t my eloquent words to describe this cookbook; it’s actually the name of the cookbook. I have to say, after skimming or reading…

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April 21 2014 - 9:00 AM

How to Roast a Whole Fish

Marly Schuman

I consider myself an ambitious cook, yet there are certain dishes that I’ve assumed I should leave to the experts. I’ve tackled complex cakes and even homemade pastas. A whole…

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April 15 2014 - 12:01 PM

Sephardic Charoset/Haroset

Josh Brusin

A traditional offering is charoset or haroset (phonetic spelling depending). It’s representative of the mortar Jews, as slaves, used to make bricks. But it also represents sweetness and more often…

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November 05 2013 - 12:00 PM

Savory Fall Pumpkin Dish

Marly Schuman

After I made these pumpkin muffins last week, I was left with a problem. Too much leftover pumpkin puree. Once you’ve exhausted the dessert ideas, it’s hard to think of…

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October 15 2013 - 9:00 AM

Points on Pairing

David McCowan

For me, it was a 2005 Savagnin Vin Jaune from Domaine de Montbourgeau served with turtle consommé, the second course of what would later become one of the most memorable…

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May 31 2013 - 12:00 PM

Ultimate Brunch: Monkey Bread

Marly Schuman

There’s something so perfect about an over-the-top, decadent brunch. I’m not talking about an hour wait for simple pancakes or scrambled eggs. I’m talking about putting your stand mixer or…

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April 07 2013 - 3:33 PM

Culling Down the Kitchen

Josh Brusin

In the process of relocating I’ve realized that I will be forced into consolidating my kitchen into ¼ of the space that I’m accustomed to. This should translate into solid…

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January 25 2013 - 1:00 AM

Winter Farro Salad

Marly Schuman

I’ve learned that sometimes the best salads don’t have any lettuce. Especially in the winter, a cold plate of lettuce just doesn’t always sound appetizing. I love salads that have…

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January 03 2013 - 8:30 AM

Nutella Swirl Pound Cake

Marly Schuman

It’s just common sense not to mess with perfection – and this pound cake is just that. If you’ve ever purchased an Entenmann’s pound cake from the grocery store, you…

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October 26 2012 - 3:00 AM

The Treasured Truffle

Robyn Traub

Fall. The height of culinary pleasures. Nature offers a bounty of seasonal treats – pumpkin, apples and of course truffles. The truffle season begins in October and will peak in…

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September 14 2012 - 1:15 PM

Medjool Dates

Josh Brusin

You go to certain restaurants and you start to notice patterns: Gunthorp Duck, blood orange reduction, etc. Everything needs a fancy variation, right? It justifies the price and your finickiness….

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September 04 2012 - 12:14 PM

Build a Better Burger

Stacey Ballis

Don’t get me wrong, no one loves planning and hosting a dinner party more than me. Elaborate menus, beautiful table décor, finding that one perfect “wow factor” element, little favors…

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September 02 2012 - 8:00 AM

Gigantic Green Grapes

Josh Brusin

When I was a kid one of the first foods I remember really enjoying were green seedless grapes. I would eat a big bowl of them while watching the Muppet…

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August 08 2012 - 1:15 PM

The Backyard Coffee Roast

Josh Brusin

What do you do with that old hot air popcorn popper? Roast coffee? That couldn’t work. After a brief visit to Metropolis on Granville (coffee roasters and cafe) refreshed my…

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August 01 2012 - 12:00 PM

Homemade Ice Cream

Brian Ziegler

Owning an ice cream maker has to be one of the greatest simple pleasures in the kitchen. The satisfaction derived from making your own ice cream rivals whatever you can…

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May 29 2012 - 10:50 AM

Easy Summer Citrus Salad

Marly Schuman

For some reason, there’s a misconception that for something to be called a “salad” it must involve lettuce. Take a trip to your local Whole Foods and you’ll have edible…

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April 30 2012 - 11:15 AM

Asparagus 101

Andrew Zapotosky

The asparagus is a vegetable and flowering perennial plant species that is a close cousin to garlic and onions. It is native to Europe, Northern Africa and Asia but can…

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April 18 2012 - 1:20 PM

40 Clove Roasted Garlic Soup

Marly Schuman

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March 27 2012 - 9:49 AM

Beets au Vin with Coq Recipe

Kelly Hewitt

A couple of months ago two bloggers joined to form The Food Matters Project which cooks its way through Mark Bittman's The Food Matters Cookbook.  Each week someone chooses a recipe and the…

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February 07 2012 - 3:21 PM

How to Make Polenta

Marly Schuman

Polenta is one of those dishes that is fancy, sophisticated and also extremely easy and cheap to make. There aren’t many meals that fit into this category. You’ll find polenta…

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January 27 2012 - 12:00 PM

Decoding Your Egg Carton

Marly Schuman

Organic, free-range, cage-free, brown – there are an endless number of options for eggs at your local grocery store. How do you know which one is healthiest or safest to…

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December 16 2010 - 9:43 AM

Rare Bird Preserves

Brian Ziegler

I always find it a pleasure when local producers provide more options to food shops around town, especially when what is produced is an artisanal craft product.   It’s even…

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January 21 2010 - 2:09 PM

Highfalutin Fried Chicken

Josh Brusin

The past several weeks I’ve been all atwitter about Korean fried chicken. Now it seems that just when you thought the ramen-revolution was here, it looks like it might be…

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March 05 2005 - 1:50 PM

Goldie Lox

Josh Brusin

Breakfast was bagels and lox. Trader Joe’s has a smattering of different types available at very reasonable prices. I’d been getting Vita’s lox at Dominick’s and was enjoying it until…

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